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Painting Valhalla skid plates/cat shields

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by MDUplander, May 19, 2022.

  1. May 19, 2022 at 2:49 PM
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    MDUplander

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    Hello everyone,
    Finally geoaround to paining my Valhalla skid plates/cat shields and have a few questions.

    I am rattle canning them with rustoleum. I bought primer as well and primed everything up today. My question is I ran out of primer before I was able to do 3 coats on the last plate (I was able to 3 coats on one side and about 1 and a 1/2 on the other). Should I go get another can of primer or should I just start painting? Not sure if I’m over thinking this.
    Thanks,
    MDUplander
     
  2. May 19, 2022 at 4:47 PM
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    HulkSmurf14

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    Did you scuff 'em up first? I think you'll be alright with your 1.5 laps of primer one side...just have enough actual paint to be consistent on your passes...
     
  3. May 19, 2022 at 4:53 PM
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    Yeah hit all sides with sandpaper before applying the primer ok that’s what size was leaning towards. Thanks.
     
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  4. May 19, 2022 at 5:09 PM
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    Do you have good coverage? As long as you have the bare metal covered with primer. I would think you are fine.
     
  5. May 19, 2022 at 5:39 PM
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    panicman Everyone remain calm.

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    I painted my with quart can rust oleum. after two years some slight rust around some of the expanded metal openings. who cares. its under the truck. I wish I could smear shit on them and have it stay in case anyone ever wanted to take them off. I ground all my edges with a grinder to make as sharp as possible. I like to think of it as a special treat for a thief
     
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    panicman Everyone remain calm.

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